Pink Fairy Armadillo

23 May

Pink Fairy Armadillo

The pink Fairy Armadillo is the smallest among all species of armadillos. It can be found mainly in Argentina, where it inhabits the driest fields and the sandy plains with thorn bushes and cactus. The pink armadillo measures approximately 90 to 115 millimeters, and the largest of this species pass only a little centimeter. His […]

Tsetse fly

22 May

Tsetse fly

Glossina Wiedemann, 1830 is a genus of flies from the family Glossinidae (formerly part of the Muscidae family) which includes the species known by the common name of tsetse flies, a name originating in the Bantu languages of equatorial Africa. These species transmit Trypanosoma brucei, the trypanosome that causes sleep disease. Like many insects, these […]

Dumbo powder

21 May

Dumbo powder

The octopus of the genus Grimpoteuthis is composed of about 17 species little known. All of the octopuses of this genre are dubbed “dumbo powder,” due to the flap-ears protruding from the sides of their mantles just above the eyes reminiscent of Disney’s character Dumbo’s elephant ears. The Grimpoteuthis are part of the suborder Cirrina. […]

How do camels store water?

20 May

How do camels store water?

The camels have humps formed by fat. This part of the animal’s anatomy is responsible for storing nutrients important for the survival of camels, since they spend long periods without feeding. In addition, to survive a desert camel needs 20 liters of water a day in the summer. However, due to the high temperatures, the […]

Nomura jellyfish

19 May

Nomura jellyfish

Nomura jellyfish (Nemopilema nomurai) is really a giant of water: it can reach 2 meters in diameter and 220kg in weight. Even for an animal that is made up of 95% water, it’s a lot of size! These phenomenal jellyfish live between Japan and China, the Yellow Sea and the East China Sea. Despite its […]

Deer-catingueiro

18 May

Deer-catingueiro

The deer-catingueiro also known as deer-vain is a species of small South American deer, of the genus Mazama. The name Mazama simplicornis was widely used, as well as the name Mazama gouazoupira (such name originates in the description of Felix of Azara of the gouazoubira, common name of the species in Tupi). Such names were […]

Cachalote Whale

17 May

Cachalote Whale

The Cachalote Whale (Physeter macrocephalus) is actually the largest of the dolphins. This is due to the fact that this animal belongs to the order of cetaceans and according to its systematic classification belongs to the suborder Odontocetos, those animals that have teeth and only a respiratory orifice. The name of Whale Before Sperm Whale […]

Why do not spiders get stuck in their own webs?

16 May

Why do not spiders get stuck in their own webs?

Many people may have wondered how spiders do not get stuck in their own webs. The answer to this question is simple: the spider knows your web better than anyone else and is smart enough not to fall into its own trap. At the time of constructing a new web, the spider coats all the […]

Mammal capable of living 18 minutes without oxygen

15 May

Mammal capable of living 18 minutes without oxygen

  Mammal capable of living 18 minutes without oxygen This rodent from East Africa runs back as easily as it goes forward. He also eats his own excrement. Now scientists have discovered yet another skill that makes these animals even more exceptional: they are able to survive for up to 18 minutes without oxygen, a […]

Curiosities about the Elephants.

14 May

Curiosities about the Elephants.

Elephants are the largest terrestrial animals today, reaching up to 12 tons and measuring, on average, 4 meters high. Due to their size, have few predators. Currently there are three species in the world, two of them African and one Asian, slightly smaller than the others. They are herbivores, feeding on grasses, grasses, caves and […]